How would you like a 512GB RAM module in a future PC?

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How would you like a 512GB RAM module in a future PC?

When Intel first talked about 3D XPoint Technology back in 2015, we heard claims of it reaching 1000X the performance of NAND memory. The problem with such a claim is that even the fastest PCIe interface can't come anywhere near that figure. Since Optane drives first became available, there have been rumblings that we'd see 3D XPoint make its way into some form of server DIMM. That product now has a name: Optane DC Persistent Memory, which is a mouthful, so I'm going to call it Optane DC PM.

Microsoft denies Crackdown 3 delay

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Microsoft denies Crackdown 3 delay

It was reported on Reddit earlier today that Amazon Spain had canceled all preorders for Crackdown 3, the high-flying action game that was announced at E3 all the way back in 2014. That led to speculation that it was being delayed yet again, or possibly even canceled outright. 

Atone is a lovely-looking puzzle game inspired by Norse mythology

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Atone is a lovely-looking puzzle game inspired by Norse mythology

I've watched the trailer for Atone several times at this point, and apart from some UI elements, I haven't been able to find a single curved or even rounded line in it. It seems New Zealand-based developer Wildboy Studios wasn't kidding when they said it's done entirely in hand-drawn vector art. Here's what else I picked up on by poring over its announcement trailer: the art is good and the music is even better, so Atone is looking pretty promising altogether. 

Fallout 76 rumored to be an online survival game

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Fallout 76 rumored to be an online survival game

Bethesda unveiled Fallout 76 earlier today with a teaser confirming that, yes, this is a videogame that is being made. The teaser starts off in what's become fairly routine for Fallout, with a close-up of a radio that slowly pulls back as music plays to reveal the game world. But even though the formula is the same, important elements are different: The song, Country Roads, is much newer than tracks used in previous trailers (the original was released in 1971) and the setting looks relatively intact, and even normal.